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KIDD'S

OWN JOURNAL;

FOR

INTER-COMMUNICATIONS ON NATURAL HISTORY,

POPULAR SCIENCE, AND THINGS IN GENERAL.

CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM KIDD, Op HAMMERSMITH.

VOLUME III.

Coxx, come, dear friends!

Beneath the open sky abroad.
Amona; the plants and breathing things,

The blessed, peaceful works of God,—
Let's share the calm this Season brings I

Bryant.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED FOR WILLIAM KIDD, BY
WILLIAM SPOONER, 379, STRAND;

RICHARD GROOMBRIDGE AND SONS, 5, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND PBOCTTEABLE, BY ORDER, OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.

Agrnt For Durlin, John Wiseheart; Edinrurgh, J. Mrnzirs;
Glasgow, John M'leod, 66, Aroyls Strset.

M. DCCC.LUI.

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TO THE READER

On the completion of our Third Volume, it may be expected that wc should, as usual, offer a few passing remarks.

It will be remembered, that the Editor of this Periodical has ever been proudly desirous that it should stand "alone" among the Serials. This, at a considerable pecuniary cost, and an immense amount of mental and bodily labor, has been accomplished. Its genial tone, and lofty aim, have been recognised and appreciated; its fame has gone abroad; and its patrons—not a few, are the very choicest of " choice spirits." All the supporters of Our Journal have indeed been fairly "won." We hardly need say that we hate "fine writing." We love Nature; and therefore write "naturally." All our Correspondents are of the same "happy family."

Hitherto, ours has been a " labor of love" Only. Not one penny in the way of remuneration have we yet received. "Faith" and "Hope" have supported us thus far. Now let the public kindly play the part of " Charity," and philanthropically enlarge the sphere of our usefulness; then are we willing to credit the hint given us—that "another six months must see us triumphant."

Bold as the effort may be deemed, we will e'en make it.

WILLIAM KIDD.

New Road, Hammersmith,
July Ist, 1853.

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